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  1. dan.gheorghe

    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    Indeed. That was me. I liked Master 9 for the dark background/transparency. Also my main headphone at that time was HD800 and the combination was really good in my opinion. Will stand by it any time. However with planar headphones, @DarKu is right, it's not the best choice. It doesn't have...
  2. dan.gheorghe

    Electrocompaniet ECI-6 Stereo Speaker Amplifier

    ECI-6 is a really good stereo speaker amplifier. It sounds awesome on both my Piega Coax 30.2 and Martin Logan ESL-11A. I have written a full review here: https://headmania.org/2018/03/04/electrocompaniet-eci-6-integrated-speaker-amplifier-review/ The product is like new and still has warranty...
  3. dan.gheorghe

    Sennheiser HD820

    I also know most of the impressions, this is why HD820 was a surprise for me. Personally, I prefer them to both HD800S and HD800. Actually, while I do like HD800S, I expected more from them. They do fix some of the treble peak issues and bass, but not enough for HD800S to become a genre master...
  4. dan.gheorghe

    Sennheiser HD820

    My first impression of HD820: I was really curious about HD820, especially since I was not a big fan of HD800S, meaning that I was expecting much more from 800S than it delivered. With HD820, this was an entirely different story. These headphones are the best closed headphones I ever...
  5. dan.gheorghe

    Review by 'dan.gheorghe' on item 'Burson Audio Cable+'

    If you are into this hobby for a few years now, I am sure that you have heard about equipment matching on lots of occasions. Between dacs and amps, between amps and speakers, etc. And indeed, I have noticed a lot of situations when for example a pair of speakers sounded great with an amplifier...
  6. dan.gheorghe

    Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier - Impressions Thread

    It's a long time to wait indeed. This seems like a kickstarter project to me, where they get the money from the buyers then they produce the units. Well...if the specs are true it might very well worth the wait time. I bought one for myself. At 350$ it's not much of a gamble ... Can't wait to...
  7. dan.gheorghe

    Rockna Audio Wavedream - New Excellent High-End DAC

    Thank you Yugo. Indeed they changed their dac chips. They were made by MSB, now they are made in house. They look promising.   That is interesting. I expected Rockna to be more detailed and transparent than Yggy. Did you use yggy directly from usb ? I haven't had the chance to listen to the...
  8. dan.gheorghe

    Audio-GD Master 9

    Regarding M9 vs Conductor V2. If you look closely, the SNR of Conductor V2 isn't much of an improvement over the original conductor. It stands around ~ 90+dB which is considerably lower than the 130 db SNR from m9's specs.    Don't get me wrong, I owned Conductor and it was a good amp, but in...
  9. dan.gheorghe

    Audeze LCD-4

    I've been reading lots of comments from people that are using schiit amps. I will be getting a lot of "love" because of this post, but that's life. Schiit amps have specs that from my perspective aren't good enough to be considered high end. The stereotalk on all their amp line, including...
  10. dan.gheorghe

    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    I didn't bash you. The fact that I don't agree with you isn't bashing. I am just afraid that good companies will make compromises to the sound quality for the mass market, that's all. Also I don't see the headset option as a must have feature, and as I said before, I think it would be very hard...
  11. dan.gheorghe

    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    As I stated in the review this is not just for phone use. It  sounds wonderful as dac/amp directly from laptop for my office setup. I don't think that  if you squeezed inside mic functionality it would sound as awesome. Personally, I don't think I would buy it. However, my question is.....if it...
  12. dan.gheorghe

    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    It's not only developed for mobile  phone use. That is just one of the purposes. Headset? What do you mean?How would you want that implemented in Dragonfly? I don't want headset functionality in a dac/amp product (at this size) that is supposedly made for audiophiles. In audio circuitry less is...
  13. dan.gheorghe

    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Indeed, I've heard headphones better suited for those genres.
  14. dan.gheorghe

    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Indeed hd800 would definetely fit the bill by your stated requirements. Bare in mind that they need a good dac amp combo to really shine.
  15. dan.gheorghe

    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    The Dragonfly Red is full of energy and quite addictive. My full review here.
  16. dan.gheorghe

    AudioQuest NightHawk Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Lovely headphones. I think they are seriously underrated overall. Here is my full review.
  17. dan.gheorghe

    iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread

    Thank you tesox.  I am not trying to glorify a product. I am just trying to make a comparison between 2 products and that is how I hear it. I just find the bass on M9 superior to the one from iFi and actually as you said to most of what I have heard on the market from the competition . That...
  18. dan.gheorghe

    iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread

    Overdue, but here is my review of iCan Pro: https://headmania.org/2016/09/27/ifi-pro-ican-headphone-amplifier-review/
  19. dan.gheorghe

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Thank you for the kind words. I am actually not trying to sell anything. Just writing my impressions and sharing my findings with my fellow audiophiles, music lovers,  etc. HeadMania is my hobby, not my job :D
  20. dan.gheorghe

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

      I consider Mojo to be the best dac irregardless of the size, until more than 10x its price.  At least in my experience. I have tested it with portable headphones, normal headphones, power hungry headphones and even in my speaker system.   More details in my review.
  21. dan.gheorghe

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    It's sad that you didn't hear the differences what can I say... This is also great news for you. You can save some good money with this hobby :P   The bass is just fine, especially if the amp/headphones/speakers can actually do bass. It's more on the neutral side even if let's say a...
  22. dan.gheorghe

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    And here is my review of Mojo. I consider Mojo to be the best deal in the audio market in portable and even dac sections today.
  23. dan.gheorghe

    Audio-GD Master 9

    That xindak seems to have the same specs as the bigger one I have owned, the xindak A600E 09 version. I have tested a600e vs Master 10 and Master 10 was cleaner, more detailed and had better dynamic range. Xindak also had some nice features like soundstage, impact, viscerality.   ...
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